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Down in the Delta (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 December 1998 (USA)
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Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »

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Maya Angelou

Writer:

Myron Goble
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfre Woodard ... Loretta Sinclair
Al Freeman Jr. ... Earl Sinclair
Esther Rolle ... Annie
Loretta Devine ... Zenia
Mpho Koaho ... Thomas
Kulani Hassen Kulani Hassen ... Tracy
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Monica
Wesley Snipes ... Will Sinclair
Justin Lord ... Dr. Rainey
Richard Yearwood ... Marco
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ... Volunteer
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Tourist Woman
Richard Blackburn Richard Blackburn ... Tourist Man
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Manager
Mary Fallick Mary Fallick ... Drug Addict
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Storyline

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the the Civil War. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Sometimes, the last place you expected to be is the one place you've always belonged...

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug related material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daroma La'Delta See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,672,903

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,672,903
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alfre Woodard shares the same birthday as actress Esther Rolle on November 8th See more »

Goofs

The bus runs, in two scenes, on narrow gravel roads. No scheduled bus line anywhere between Chicago and Mississippi would have run on a gravel road since, maybe, the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Will Sinclair: I don't know how she's going to recognize me. She thinks somebody else is her own dead mother.
Earl Sinclair: Oh, yeah? Maybe somethin' come back if she more of ya.
Will Sinclair: Dad, how many times we got to talk about this? I'm not moving back to Mississippi.
Earl Sinclair: But your roots are here.
Will Sinclair: You taught me that my roots are here.
Will Sinclair: [pause, looks at the checkerboard] Whose move is it? You always do this. Why do you always start talking and then you...
Earl Sinclair: Your move.
[chuckles]
Earl Sinclair: Your move!
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Connections

Features The Bullwinkle Show (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

We Belong Together
Written by Darrell 'Delite' Allamby, Antoinette Roberson and Lincoln 'Link' Browder
Performed by Tony Thompson and Antoinette
Published by WB Music Corp./2000 Watts Music Inc./Toni Robi Music/
The Mother Chapter Publishing (ASCAP)
Antoinette appears courtesy of Relativity Records
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a touching poignant movie
19 March 2000 | by queennbmSee all my reviews

Although ignored at the box-office, this movie was beautiful. A must see by all black women. It was a movie that chronicled a woman's life that is similar to so many today. It shows how family is the foundation of happy lives. This movie was very moving for me. Not to mention the wonderful absence of profanity, sex and violence.


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